Do not be afraid


It’s Christmas and my mantle piece hosts a variety of angels. I’ll let you debate whether it is in fact a host of angels, a flight of angels, or a gathering of angels!

Angels appear several times in the Christmas story. I love reading the story of shepherds on a hillside at night having an angel appear to them from whom the first words are “Do not be afraid.”

The story of Christmas is a story of hope: a move from fear to love.

And the story goes on, as the angel says, “I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.”

Look closely and you will see the angels celebrating – a bit of music tends to be part of a good celebration.

Whatever your situation, may you experience love and joy this Christmas time. Even in the darkness of the night, may it burst upon you. Happy Christmas.

This is Mindful Monday on 24 December 2018. 


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